The Hungry JPEG December Bundle .. WOW..it’s HUGE

I was doing some blog catch up and ran across this at The Hungry Jpeg… WOW .. this set is gorgeous..and a HUGE discount. Not only is it jam packed with gorgeous fonts and images, it also comes with complete license for commercial use….at no extra cost ….something I know a lot of you will appreciate. I just love it when I run across a new crafty affiliate and  find something fun and new to not only use myself… but share with you all.



  • 58 different font files from 19 font families.
  • over 3700 graphics elements, compositions & patterns from 34 graphics packs.

I can’t even begin to show you how cool this bundle is…  but I am gonna try anyway and I really hope you go check it out..and the other bundles over at The Hungry Jpeg.

These bundles are packed with background papers, fonts, images and  in such a big variety of themes too.

One of my favorites in this bundle has to be the watercolored sets… OMG they are so gorgeous.

They show such a great selection of projects that this set can be used on too, so lot’s of inspiration if you are in need of some last minute Christmas decor or gift ideas.

Add on the fact they have  PAGES and PAGES  of freebies available as well as a weekly freebie deal…and this tagline they have on the freebies page made me laugh.

**Check the license  on the freebies.. I saw some that are personal license, but you can get a commerical license if required.

“Who doesn’t love a great freebie?! Download these awesome, free graphic design resources today. Your bank balance will appreciate it and you will love the goodies, we promise we won’t judge you for downloading them all!”

And then they also have a great $1 deal going on this month too..  Pages and Pages of $deals. This is a perfect time to buy for those of you that want to stock up on fonts and designs for next year’s projects.



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The Harry Potter fans will just love this, set…. and it’s just a dollar… MAGIC !!

WIZARDS PARTY Patterns collection, digital papers

 

 

 

 

 

 


I love this freebie font they have too

Hugs and Kisses

 

 

 

 

 

 


…another one of my favorites is this cute ballerina set

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There are so many gorgeous sets on here… I think I will be grabbing quite a few of these myself when I get done blogging.

Oh and before I forget… check out the side panel on  some of the bundles… I noticed a 10% discount available if you share the link to Facebook or Twitter…SCORE !

And for you Crafty Bloggers, there is also a way to earn a free Bundle… so be sure to check it out while you are having a look around.

Stay tuned for some project posts, I am dying to get some of these and try them out on my Cricut. You can never have too many fonts for your cutting machine projects.. so I shall be grabbing some to try out very soon.

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Attack the Scrap Bucket ! fun project for kids and grown ups

We’ve all seen those fun Magnetic word sets that you use on your fridge, or freezer .. here’s a way to make your own. Great project for crafty homeschoolers, teachers, business signs or people who need something a little bit different from the usual word sets.
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I was lucky enough to have some tails from Cohas (formerly ZiggBoard) Magnetic Sheets that I could cut into strips to make these letters and words.  You may have seen previous post where I started making letters and numbers for the lil man .. now we are progressing onto words and  so I got out my MFT Bottlecap letters die and off we went again.  I won’t lie… it’s a time consuming project… we all know it takes a lot  LOT of letters  to make up enough single letters to form a decent amount of words.ziggy_alpha3 I probably cut and assembled at least 10 sets of individual letters.. probably more  and I already cut out at least 8 sets to start forming word magnets. There are going to be a lot of letters you use A LOT and some you don’t use so much.. just store those for later.  As your kids vocabulary grows, you will be able to use those up to expand your set.  Anyone who is homeschooling already knows that it’s time consuming, but VERY rewarding and totally worth the time and money spent.

These dies are totally worth grabbing because you can use them for so many projects, both fun and educational for years to come.

Name tags, labels, cards, magnets,stickers …so many fun things.

Ok so what did I use?… pretty simple project.. as I said.. just time consuming

  • Cohas Magnetic sheet cut into strips
  • 110lb Card from my scrap box…I have a tonne of this from my Cricut Print & cut projects.  Now they are expanding the Print & Cut dimensions to fit almost a full 8.5×11 this will reduce my scraps… but even so..right now I have enough to make alphabet sets for half the neighborhood lol.
  • Mod Podge I use this to cover the strip first and attach the letters then add a coat on top to seal them in.
  • My Favorite Things Bottlecap Alphabet Dies
  • paint brush to apply the Mod Podge
  • TIME.. and Patience.. even if you just do a few strips at a time… it adds up to a decent set  fairly quickly

Of course if you are a good crafter who doesn’t have a pile of scraps lying around waiting for that “maybe one day project”.. you can always print your letters on printable Vinyl or adhesive label sheets and just cut it into strips. Less time consuming but I am determined to attack my scrap bucket  before this year is done!!! lol  Plus it is kind of fun letting him add a couple of strips at a time to the freezer, so he isn’t overwhelmed with a tonne of new words.

On a totally off topic random  thought.. just because we are on a sort of educational thing anyway.  We were in Toys R Us today and a lady was there, obviously overwhelmed by all the toys… she asked him how old he was. And I could tell she was hoping he was around the same age as someone she was shopping for.  Turns out she has a young relative flying in for Christmas and was struggling to find a  suitable gift.  She had a set of Power Ranger figures in her hand and asked him if he thought they were cool.  All she knew was the kid liked Super hero’s.  

Well hot damned if my little guy didn’t jump in like the Bloody Toy Ambassador for Toys R US.. and dragged that poor lady all over the store showing her everything he wanted for Christmas lol… with a toy review and running commentary all the way. We started with Five Nights At Freddy, hit the Educational aisle where he proceeded to tell her how great the squishy Body  kit was..and reeled off  all the body parts shown on the back of the box, dragged her off to see Grossery Gang and the yuck truck on another aisle… then onto Imaginext vehicles and buildings… followed by transformers and finishing up with Octonauts.

Poor lady haha.. he talked her ear off for a solid half hour I think while dragging her round the store haha.  She was  in awe of his knowledge… specially when he started naming all the body parts…  and yes  he is getting that for Christmas, he just doesn’t know it yet LOL. ‘His Big’ sister in Australia is getting him that. It will be a fun start to his homeschooling science learning.

So proud of my lil man… that is the second time this month he has helped someone out in toys R US who was having probs picking gifts.

and back on track again…

Now I know decent Magnetic sheet is not always easy to come by, but I have used this magnetic sheet for all sorts of fun projects myself … from picture magnets,  to Metal Die storage.   If anyone is interested in what I would call it a crafters grab bag those will be available early next year.  These will most likely be pre-cut ready to go pieces in various shapes and sizes.

Need something other than alphabets, numbers and words?  want to make picture blocks, fun gifts, organization tags….or just have some fun and attach fun crafty items to cards etc … or decorate your locker.  This magnetic sheet is awesome,  everyone should have a bag of this in their stash.

Here are a few  of the other items I have made in the past.. search for magnet on the blog or have a wander through the projects tab at the top of the page for details on those projects.  and expect to see more of these projects next year.. I have some ideas I am dabbling with.

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Cricut 12 Days of Christmas Flash Sale extended! coupons & project ideas

If you still haven’t picked your Cricut Explore up..  you still have time.  Cricut extended their flash sale and you can pick up an Explore Machine, or Bundle and still get it before Christmas if you order by the 16th.

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Deals on the Explore start at $139, there is a deal for every budget…  Shop now and  have yourself a Very Merry Cutmas!  Deals and Coupons  below
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Explore’s aren’t just for the ladies… we’ve had guys on our Message Board too…  Guys who do reenactment and  want to build signs and  props for their events.  Model builders who want to customize their projects with their own vinyl decals, stencils or printable decorations. Woodworkers and  toy makers who  need unique designs to personalize items. so many uses for this machine as well as the  card making and scrapbooking people  usually think of.

Fabulous tool for  Crafty Homeschoolers  and teachers too.  So many Fab designs and things you can use in your daily lessons..personalized reward stickers, labels,  decor,  and so many neat ways to  brighten up Essays, reward charts, certificates, calendars, work books ….and more.

Have a chef in the house? Create fun personalized aprons and storage containers with Vinyl products.

Cricut Design Space has 1000’s of images and fonts available for those of you who prefer digital access over cartridges. **Not All Cartridges are available in Design Space… and Cricut Access

Need something more Unique… they have you covered there too.  Import your own files for Print and cut to add your hand colored digital stamps to your projects, turn them into easy 3D Decoupage designs, make your own stencils and upload your own templates to create stunning card designs, boxes and envelopes using files purchased by fab designers on CraftsUPrint, Dreaming Tree and similar Cut File stores.

Create  one of a kind Scrapbook covers and pages, or framed artwork like this:

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Don’t have a Large Format Printer to  print out super Sized digital Stamps for your project ? Cricut has you covered.  This little lady is printed on a sheet of  11×17 Neenah card stock.
kk_toontimeWant to make  intricate cut  layered cards? vellum flowers?  gift boxes….  here’s a quick peek at some of the past projects you can find on the blog.  Everything from Chalk board vinyl and chalk pens, boxes, intricate cuts, 3D layered images, fabric painting, powder embossing…

 

Make your own magnets with printable vinyl and Magnetic sheet ( also available as pre-cut shapes, perfect  for  gluing your cut projects to).

Draw and Write on Fabric with fabric pens, Create designs for Powder Embossing on the Cricut, love  the Chalk Marker look? .. sorted.  The Adapter I use lets me do it ALL.

Aftermarket Pen and marker Adapter from Chomas Creations  allows you to utilize a wide range of pens for embossing, drawing, fabric design etc.  These Adapters are not available for the Cricut ONE as it utilizes a single cut/writing head feature.  The engraving adapter is available for all Cricut Explore Machines.  My marker Adapter is a permanent fixture in my Explore  🙂
The possibilities are endless.. so grab your Cricut Explore and supplies and get ready to start off  2017 in style…

Cricut December Mystery Box –   rumor has it this has a  lot of really cool foil in it and some Cartridges…

30% off most supplies at Cricut  Stock up  now, once you get started you won’t want to stop.  Great deals in Supplies, bulk buys and clearance.

Extra 10% off everything (excluding Cricut Access and Explore 2) + free standard shipping with code 12DAYS

Home & Family have a promotion  on Facebook right now, including  promo code Hallmark16 for 20% off .  No  details on any exclusions, so you will just have to give it a try.. but it probably excludes Air 2 and Cricut Access?

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Gina Marie Designs – Quilted and Holiday Sentiment dies

As promised.. here are the details for the new dies I mentioned on Facebook .. for those who are “curious” Merrie Jone …. LOL

I have been wanting this particular die for a while now and finally had some spare pennies to go on a a bit of a craft splurge.  It’s been a rough year and my last big splurge was probably back in March time… uggity haha.  But things are starting to settle a bit and  so I had a little splurge, unfortunately the “want” outweighed the “cents” so I had to spread around my pennies to as many different places as possible to cover  it all.. and then there were still quite a few things I had to make a “this or that” choice on…  that was a tough call.

I have been coveting a full set of Zig Kurecolors and a full set of chameleons for EVER .. and that was one of the choices I had to make.. more Zigs, or  the Chameleon expansion..*sigh

….and I don’t know if you have ever seen the Gina Marie Designs die range… but trust me..there was a  whole LOT of this? or that? going on LOL. I can’t keep up with all the awesome  new designs that keep coming out.. but I am gonna try hahaha
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But anywho… that is a whole nother post.. DIES DIES DIES … here are the two Gina Marie Designs dies I just added to my collection.  The card was  just a quickie test piece… as the observant among you will notice… I stuck  the quilt panel on sideways by accident  oops LOL.  I tested it out with a sticky back patterned paper I had kicking around and some basic black Recollections card – from Michaels

It’s one of those dies you really need to pick the right papers for.. personally I think either a really small pattern, or a really big pattern would work best. And of course you can get some fab  effects by adding solid block colors too it too.

What I really like about this die is that you have so many options  PLUS.. maybe it’s just me, but this design reminds me of a Poinsetta ..so the perfect die for a Christmas card.

The second die is the Happy Holidays sentiment, I have a  very small collection of sentiment dies and  that is something I need to fix … so I am trying to add in a few here and there to my collection.

I shall be giving these new dies a  work out over the coming week.. so expect to see more  projects featuring these two.
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4X4 QUILT BLOCK DIE (FLOWER BURST) STITCHED PANELS – GINA MARIE DESIGNS

If you like this quilted die, there are more designs on the website  ..or you can just wait and see what I buy next time 🙂

HAPPY HOLIDAYS – GINA MARIE DESIGNS DIE

http://wholesalecraftingsupplies.com/products/happy-holidays-gina-marie-designs-die

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Everything but the Cricut….and

 ..the varnish& glue came from Michaels craft stores….and that is just because I already had those  🙂 This is actually a project I made last year for  my self, but I think it would make a fab Abandoned Art piece, so I think I will make another one ..or two lol.

These are so easy and quick to make and you don’t have to use a state cut out mat frame, but it’s a fun idea if you want to.  It’s a cool project to do with  the kids too… the letters are all pre-cut, as are the wooden shapes. and they come in different fonts and shapes. You are sure to find something  that works no matter where you live, or what your theme is. These wooden shapes are cheap and plentiful and you can find those in any Michaels store.

Of course being here in Texas..  what else could I choose but a nice natural wood and a state of Texas photo mat.  You can pick up pre-cut mats, or buy sheets of it to cut your own… or  go without….whatever your preference and budget dictates. At $7 a sheet.. throw in a coupon… it aint looking so bad  now is it 🙂

The frame, letters and shapes are all readily available at Michaels and don’t cost an arm and a leg.   Slap on a quick swipe of  stain and voila..instant  personalized frame.   Fun piece to abandon… someone is gonna love your project and take it home and hang it on the wall with a family photo.. you wait n see.

If you don’t have stain lying around…  acrylic paints work great too, just water them down a bit and then  apply with a soft cloth and  then seal it.  That allows the wood grain to show through and with all the fun colors available…. sky’s the limit ! The selection of  unfinished wood pieces is awesome… frames, boxes, blanks .. so many options. Some of  my frames are like a $1 each, less if you are a nifty thrifty coupon wielding crafter….  so it doesn’t have to cost the earth to give the gift of a smile to someone.

Most all of the projects  in the Abandoned Art section  can be made for a couple of bucks or less and what price tag can you put on a smile on a strangers face ….and knowing you put it there 🙂texas_frame

Make someone smile today…. Abandon Away !

 

New – Cricut Access Subscription

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So you got a new Cricut and you are dying to dive in and get started right?  The easiest way to get going is to  hook yourself up with a  wide selection of images, fonts and all the fab projects  in Cricut Access  and you will up and running in no time.

Cricut Access is the best choice for people just starting out who may have only bought a handful of cartridges to go with the new machine… plus you have access to all the fabulous fonts which you will want to use when you start using the write feature too.  Personalizing cards and gifts is a breeze and looks beautiful with all the fab pens you can choose from.

So many awesome projects.. you are limited only by your imagination… because Cricut Access has you covered for almost everything else.

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